It’s time for the monthly Earrings Everyday Inspiration reveal. January’s inspiration is based on the Pantone Spring 2015 Colour Palette. The Pantone Colour of the Year is Marsala. I found this colour palette on the website for Cool Hunting Magazine.
We were encouraged to select the colours we like and use them. Here’s what I made.
|Let’s Go Sailing|
The pretty little sailboat charms are stoneware beads with a deep red glaze made by Diana Ptaszynski of Suburban Girl Studio. To me they scream Marsala. The stoneware colour peeking through is like a darker version of the beige-like Toasted Almond colour. I added ceramic beads in variegated blue and matching beige colours, copper wire with a steel blue coating and Gunmetal earwires.
With the right colours Marsala comes to life. I’m happy with how these earrings turned out but I think I want to add some softness to the middle. Maybe some ribbon or sari silk wrapped around?
This second pair is very delicate and feminine looking. The focals are pretty Lampwork cameo beads by Susan Kennedy of Sue Beads. In a deep Atlantis Blue colour with little soft white flowers they are very pretty and remind me of the Classic Blue. The blue is difficult to photograph but it is richer in person than in this photo. They have been paired with pink opal beads in 2 shades, reminiscent of pale versions of Strawberry Ice and Tangerine. I used sterling silver for the finishing pieces.
I know I will be doing new photos of these before posting them in my online store. Even with that I like the soft look of this pair.
Now come see what everyone else created.